Steve Ballmer introduced his first major hire as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, with new president of business operations Gillian Zucker joining Jeanie Buss of the crosstown Lakers as two of the few female chief executives or presidents in major U.S. pro sports.
The Clippers have hired Gillian Zucker as president of business operations.
Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, Chris Paul added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 in their season opener on Thursday night to usher in a new era under owner Steve Ballmer.
The Los Angeles Clippers concluded their five-day training camp at UNLV on Saturday, and they won’t have much of a break after returning home.
When Shelly Sterling was approached by Steve Ballmer about buying the Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.
Thousands of Los Angeles Clippers fans Monday got their chance to meet new team owner Steve Ballmer with a fan festival at Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers are officially under new ownership.
A petition filed by Donald Sterling’s attorneys seeking writ relief was denied late Friday evening by an appellate court.
As the Los Angeles Clippers ownership trial continued, a witness testified on Monday that owner Donald Sterling’s actions may cost his family hundreds of millions of dollars.
“Donald is stalling, stalling, stalling,” said Shelly’s attorney Pierce O’Donnell Friday.
“His biggest concern was to stop the sale of the team by the league,” she testified.
A federal judge Monday rejected an attempt by lawyers for Donald Sterling to have the legal battle over his wife’s authority to sell the Clippers moved to U.S. District Court.
It looks like the NBA did not like how Donald Sterling hired private investigators to dig up dirt on the current NBA Owners, Commissioner Adam Silver and former commissioner David Stern.
An attorney for Donald Sterling says the Los Angeles Clippers owner has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling would remain close to the organization under terms of the pending sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, according to two individuals close to the negotiations.